Leeds: Bishop Roche leads anniversary celebrations at Trinity and All Saints

 Rt Rev Arthur Roche, Bishop of Leeds, led the 40th anniversary - All Saints' Day celebrations at Leeds Trinity & All Saints in Horsforth on Wednesday 1 November. Bishop Roche celebrated a special Mass in the College Chapel, assisted by Monsignors Kevin Irwin, Dean of Theology at the Catholic University of Washington, James Moroney, Executive Director of ICEL, and Kieran Heskin, Vicar General of the Leeds Diocese. At a celebratory reception following the Mass, Principal Dr Freda Bridge welcomed over 200 guests, including current and former staff and students, governors, and representatives from the Sisters of the Cross and Passion, whose generous support assisted the foundation of the College. Dr Bridge said: "This is a double celebration of our feast day and our 40th birthday. Trinity & All Saints is special and distinctive in what we offer to the Higher Education sector as one of only three remaining Catholic Colleges. Let us raise a toast to the next 40 years." At the reception a commemorative book narrating the 40-year history of Trinity & All Saints was officially launched. "Celebrating 40 years of learning 1966-2006" was compiled by local historian Dr James Hagerty. The day also involved various fundraising events, including the "Ruby Ramble", a team walking challenge around the campus, and a 40th Anniversary party in the Students' Union. Money raised on the day will be shared between CAFOD and St Gemma's Hospice, Trinity & All Saints' nominated 40th Anniversary charities. With over 2,500 students, Trinity & All Saints is a college of the University of Leeds and offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas of the University.

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